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Reference number

SM (7) volume 42/167

Purpose

Alternative preliminary designs for the north entrance, May 1803

Aspect

7 Elevation of ground and first floor showing five bays with centre three bays framed by paired Doric columns under an entablature supporting stacked pyramids of cannon-balls, and variant elevations to a smaller scale; (verso) plan of front wall

Inscribed

(A.T.Bolton) 1st Sketch Barracks at / Bank? (verso) dimensions given

Signed and dated

(verso) May 23 1805

Hand

Soane

Watermark

C Patch 1794

Notes

Drawing 7 shows three rough elevations of an entrance with three rusticated bays. In the elevation at the top of the sheet, the three bays are unified by a projecting Doric entablature. In the lower left hand side, the middle bay is made more prominent by a projecting entablature. The third elevation, shown on the lower right hand side, shows three distinct bays, with two full porticos and a window.

Level

Drawing

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